October 25, 2016
Vancouver, BC – The genomic revolution is well underway. It’s changing the way we approach and find solutions to some of society’s toughest challenges. Like with any new technology, there is a responsibility to use advancements in genomics for the betterment of human kind.
The 7th Annual Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address is taking place today in Vancouver and Richard Resnick will be addressing a sold-out crowd. Keynote speaker Resnick will be talking about the Genomic Revolution and its Impact on Human Kind: A whirlwind journey through homo sapiens’ deepening understanding of the genome and its dizzying applications in medicine, agriculture and society.
Resnick will give a broad-reaching keynote on genomics and its implications to modern (and near future) society. From applications in research, diagnostics, and precision medicine to far beyond – precision genome editing, GMO foods, GMO pets, and indeed, GMO sapiens, Resnick’s talk promises to be a dynamic keynote that touches on how genomics is changing everything in society. From what we eat to who we love to how we reproduce to how we are watched to whether we are worthy of basic human rights the discussion will have attendees thrilled, exhausted, engaged, excited, threatened, shocked, and exhilarated.
“Genomics have changed the world as we know it, says Resnick. “We live in a time when consumer applications for genomics will flourish and the possibilities for humanity are both profound and daunting. We must all participate to influence the genomic revolution that’s happening all around us.”
A leader in genomics and its application and commercialization, Resnick is on the front lines of the business of genomes, as CEO of GQ Life Sciences, a maker of genomic software to support genomic medicine. Under his direction the company has solidified their leadership position in the intellectual property and agriculture markets and he has led its expansion into healthcare. Resnick has extensive experience building and growing innovative technology companies in life sciences.
Genome BC is proud to present Richard Resnick to the Vancouver community. Resnick has engaged many audiences, (including attendees to the prestigious TED Conference) on the important subject of genomics and their impact on medicine, food, and society.
About Genome British Columbia:
Genome British Columbia leads genomics innovation on Canada’s West Coast and facilitates the integration of genomics into society. A recognized catalyst for government and industry, Genome BC invests in research, entrepreneurship and commercialization in life sciences to address challenges in key sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food, energy, mining and environment.
Genome BC partners with many national and international public and private funding organizations to drive BC’s bioeconomy. In addition to research, entrepreneurship and commercialization programs, Genome BC is committed to fostering an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among teachers, students and the general public. www.genomebc.ca